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Bruno Walpoth

L'altro, 2012

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40 1/5 × 16 1/2 × 10 1/5 in
102 × 42 × 26 cm
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Pietrasanta (Lucca)
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Pietrasanta (Lucca)

The youthful half-naked figure emerging from a block of wood, it’s pupils are dull, It seems to …

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Bruno Walpoth
Italian, b. 1959
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Hailing from a family of wood sculptors, Bruno Walpoth simultaneously honors a centuries-old tradition and modernizes it for the 21st century. Walpoth carves life-sized human figures from blocks of wood, and finishes the sculptures with acrylic paint. He repeatedly covers and sands down the surfaces to mask evidence of the wood grain and achieve a translucent, skin-like appearance. Walpoth occasionally coats his sculptures with lead and has produced bronze works and drawn portraits, but he continuously finds himself drawn to wood due to its natural sensuality. Drawing inspiration from late Gothic and early Renaissance Italian wood sculpture, Walpoth emphasizes human sensibility over form. He chooses to capture a single moment rather than tell an entire story through each work.

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The youthful half-naked figure emerging from a block of wood, it’s pupils are dull, It seems to have been in a mental state that makes you question if he has a soul. Walpoth's characters express an intimate isolation, they don’t seem in action or affected by their environment.

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Bruno Walpoth
Italian, b. 1959
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Hailing from a family of wood sculptors, Bruno Walpoth simultaneously honors a centuries-old tradition and modernizes it for the 21st century. Walpoth carves life-sized human figures from blocks of wood, and finishes the sculptures with acrylic paint. He repeatedly covers and sands down the surfaces to mask evidence of the wood grain and achieve a translucent, skin-like appearance. Walpoth occasionally coats his sculptures with lead and has produced bronze works and drawn portraits, but he continuously finds himself drawn to wood due to its natural sensuality. Drawing inspiration from late Gothic and early Renaissance Italian wood sculpture, Walpoth emphasizes human sensibility over form. He chooses to capture a single moment rather than tell an entire story through each work.

Bruno Walpoth

L'altro, 2012

Wood
40 1/5 × 16 1/2 × 10 1/5 in
102 × 42 × 26 cm
Sold
Location
Pietrasanta (Lucca)
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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